n. the fatigue, stress, and all other psychological symptoms experienced first-hand by parents, siblings, and other family members. As non-professional caregivers, they are the ones who usually look after the mentally-ill and physically-disabled at home. See compassion fatigue. Also burnout.

CAREGIVER BURDEN: "In responding to the call of an individual who needs looking after, any family member would be vulnerable to caregiver burden."
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